Sheffield Wednesday can confirm that a significant number of club personnel have returned positive results for COVID-19 following tests conducted this week.
Amongst those affected are caretaker manager Neil Thompson and his temporary assistants Lee Bullen and Steven Haslam.
Consequently, the trio will be absent from the dugout when the Owls travel to Exeter in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.
Academy coach Andy Holdsworth, assisted by Daral Pugh, Nicky Weaver and Tony Strudwick, will take charge of the team at St James Park.
All personnel who have tested positive are now in a period of isolation in line with Government protocol.
The club’s Middlewood Road training complex was closed down earlier this week and will remain so until further notice.
SWFC would like to wish all our staff who have returned a positive test a safe and speedy recovery.